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) now you want to unionize! besides, everyone knows comparatively speaking in the wal-mart world you've got it pretty good. >> violent protests in bangladesh this morning after a deadly garment factory fire. saturday's fire killed at least 112 factory workers. the factory is owned by an exporter whose clients include wal-mart. >> jon: see? (laughter) wah-wah! "i work at wal-mart in the united states! i can't afford to take my kids to the doctor!" well, at least where you work there are exits! (laughter and applause) and the worst part of that fire -- (cheers and applause) the worst part of that fire is the devastating impact that it's going to have on wal-mart. >> this is a big giant prize for unions. this is a big giant prize for those who are anti-capitalism. if it's not this, it will be something else. >> i think it's a stretch, an amazing stretch, to try to pin this on wal-mart. i can't think of a worse target. >> jon: oh, i actually -- i believe that's wal-mart's slogan: "think of a worse target." (cheers and applause) yeah, that was joe. joe came up with that in the meeting and
start small through the credit union and then want to go to the bank. we know we are limited. we cannot afford to give out a big loan. starting from the credit union, we educate them about filing taxes properly and then moving on to the bank, a small one, expansion, and we work with the bank. the bank and credit union are similar. we do allow tax returns, projections. credit unions do not charge an additional loan or processing fee. processing time, on a small loan, -- consumer loans probably a few days. because we require a business plan, sometimes it takes longer. business plans take a while. especially bank statements. we need to see consistent income coming in. so far, a credit union delinquent rate is quite low because we are working with a client. we want to keep that low and as part of our mission. there is no application fee. if you are interested in an application or information, i have brochures, or you can give us a call. >> thank you. next is marked with wells fargo. >> hello, i work for wells fargo bank. i cover the northern california region. i usually focus on about $350
. >> one key part of the plans is the creation of a banking union. finance ministers were supposed to be discussing the first steps to building such a union today, but the talks collapsed without progress. the discussions are very contentious, mainly because of the devolution of national powers to brussels. our correspondent has been following the talks and explained why they collapsed. >> another meeting on this next question, another failure. basically, the differences between member states were not healed. on the one side, you've got germany being very questioning about the central core idea, which is that the european central bank will become the supervisory body for the whole euro banking area, insuring heavy capitalization of banks to bolster them against future economic shocks. germany does not think that is necessarily the right body to do it. it certainly does not think that all 6000 banks in europe should be involved. france on the other hand -- france and spain leading the charge, saying that this must be done now. financial markets are being very good and not panicking,
ministers will try to come to an agreement on the eu banking union, but deep revisions remain. >>> house republicans put forward their plan to cut the u.s. deficit, but the proposal is quickly dismissed by democrats and the white house. >>> and australia central bank cuts interest rates to the lowest level since the financial crisis in a bid to get ahead of sluggish commodities demand. we're on tuesday and off to a slightly, what, soft close yesterday for european stocks. right now we're pretty evenlies passed, advancers just about outpacing decliners on the stoxx 600, but not by much, 5:4 if that. so one hour into the trading session, this is where we stand. the ftse 100 just flat, a flat close yesterday. the dax was essentially fairly flat yesterday. up just ten points. the cac 40 yesterday doing a little bit better, up 0.2%. first pointing out ftse up 9 out of the last 11. we have seen yields continue to decline in spain. just 5.23%, but still capped. spain requesting financial assistance. we'll keep our eye on the uk as we head toward the bank of england meeting this week p. dollar i
, and that is comparing union square with north beach. i think the difference only there is the businesses there are very largement many of them are chains that have support and finance from their chinese. so, the people in north beach, the businesses in particular, are much more concerned about the possible effects in their neighborhood. and, of course, we're not scheduled for a subway stop. that's another difference. >> thank you, mr. bruno. thank you for your time. next speaker. >>> [speaker not understood] more land, graziano [speaker not understood], [speaker not understood]. >> good afternoon. >>> good afternoon, director rifkin and fellow board members. i'm currently the president of russian hill neighbors, and we represent over 600 households and merchants. and at our recent meeting that ended at 9 o'clock last night, our board of directors with 30 people -- we have a very large board of directors -- unanimously voted to support option 4 at the pagoda theater. it is rare that 30 people agree, especially the 30 people with whom i'm involved. i come from a family of 45. rarely -- we have collaborat
-have christmas gift you have to get is stuck on a chip. it is true, the union strike that will scare you shipless. neil: you know, seeing this girl in a seaworld of hurt. >> i'm out of fish. neil: wow, i bet that 8-year-old will not be back to seaworld any time soon. but if her parents have anything to do with it she will soon own seaworld soon, i digress. >> coming up, john oh o'hurley saids why we can learna that that. little girl is okay. >> but first port workers striking in los angeles and long beach california for 7 days in a row, costing the economy a billion bucks a day, some cool gadgets have you been wanting for christmas they may not make it off of the ships in time. on whether the unions might be going overboard. what is going on here? and what do you see happening? >> i don't know what is going on with unions over the holidays, but i tell you after thanksgiving, and bakers union killed the twinkie. and snarled traffic at lax the day before thanksgiving, now uscw on walmart, now, that was thanksgiving, now this christmas you have the longshoremen's union, thaclerical workers going on
tenants union, so mostly people living in apartments and now the sro collaborative so people living in sro's across the board. when i have gone to the rent board for hearings they will hear other issues but they just won't hear harassment issues at this point. you know, i worked in 2008 on proposition m and we were excited to get that passed to have something that tenants could go to when they had harassment issues. that was eaten quickly at first and slowly over time by the landlords and their attorneys at the courts. this is something i speak with tenants on a daily basis, when i speak to them in hotels a lot of them are scared to assert their rights. they see neighbors who have complained about building code violations, around mice, bedbugs and when they speak up they are yelled at, they are asked to leave. there are several things that aren't in any code right now that makes people not want to stand up and when they do stand up there's nothing that can be done for them around those issues and often people do leave. and when we're looking at things like bed bugs when somebody
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worked throughout the community to make sure that people were in union square at the celebrations and if he is activities. (applause). yes mis. >> i was fortunate enough to join the opening of the festival at the castro theater and i can't thank them enough for making us all aware of that work as well and,phd has been a kind sponsor with the coffee which we all know keeps us awake and ice -- which keeps us well well fed. yes, please give it up. and we all know the work that takes place, here to allow all of us to enjoy the city like this could not be wad without a very strong organizing work of our planning committee and so to all of you i want to say thank you again again and particularly again to shad dee alcarra. who's-who really has been a beakon of energy inside of our office at the mayor's office and neighborhood service and is sweating through our work to make sure we are well on point to have a great celebration here at city hall and so again shad dei thank you very much for your work. to all of you here tonight from the city family i want to saw thank you for joining
a robust community real estate finance unit. next, we have the ceo of ne community federal credit union. since 1988, she has been the ceo of northwest community federal credit union. under her watch, the credit union group to over 1600 members. it has become the national model for institutions seeking to provide financial education and banking services to the low- income communities. last but not least, we have our conditional lender represented here by wells fargo. mark cyrus is the senior fda banker for the region -- the senior sba banker. he held businesses choose the best loans for the growing business and focus on a comprehensive understanding of their goals for their business. mark is responsible for helping entrepreneurs with sba loans every step of the way. i would like each of you to speak a little bit about what your organization does and, more importantly, address the audience here and let them know what your looking for when you are hoping to fund their loan. we will start with you, mark. >> absolutely. thank you. i want to thank speaker pelosi for putting this together. i w
a hole for the giant machine that will bore a tunnel for the central subway, through union square to chinatown. the problem is that the 40-foot diameter machine only goes one way. they planned to make a hole in morse beach to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit, saying the street closure and disruption would be problematic. so one option is to buy the former pagoda theater, moving the exit site. >> it probably would be easier. >> reporter: buying the property would add up to $8 million to the 1 del $6 million project. the other option is to leave the boring machine underground at one of the points marked in yellow. the sfmta would have to buy the machine, and permanently seal it in cement, adding 3 to $5 million to the total cost. >> the tunnel boring machines aren't meant to be buried or stored for any period of time. we would have to bury it there. >> reporter: the board meets to discuss the alternative. but time is running out. they must make a decision by february 1 so the contractor can finish the job. >>> the san rafael city council heard plan
, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions and the a wide range of industries -- in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was - get ready to blast off, neighbour. today we're going to play outer space at our friend miss elaina's house. and then we're going to play at prince wednesday's royal castle. i'm so happy you're my friend. ugga-mugga. be right back. is made possible in part by... the richard king mellon foundation. dedicated for over sixty years to south western pennsylvania's quality of life, and competitive future. and by these pittsburg foundations. working together to enhance and enrich the lives of children for more than seventy-five years. and by the arthur vining davis foundations. dedicated to strengthening america's future through education. adcasting, dedicated to strengthening america's future and contributi
union as the associate or, chief legislative counsel at the washington office. brendan sasso with the hill, next area discussion, please. >> host: i want to ask briefly of competing civil investigations. this is something agent trained to touch briefly on. i'm wondering if the federal trade commission or the securities and exchange commission want to get information from an e-mail provider. they're investigating google i want to know whether the company is engaged in unethical business is. does this legislation impede that investigation? >> guest: let me explain why there might be better examples. google acts as a provider of communications service and is a provider of communications service. so i think what the world ought to look like as that the ftc, for example is investigating google and wants to get google's corporate records, it should be able to serve a subpoena on google and get those records. that is what the legislation is intended to do. if the ftc is doing an investigation of somebody else who has a gmail account into your e-mail is not a google corporate records
of presidential power to union and civil rights leader who came to office after free elections in 1990. the commission's confirm the prosecutors fears. the body was found in the wrong grade. the identity of the body in his grave has yet to be revealed, but investigators say they know who it is. in the meantime, a second burial was held in warsaw. >> the family was not present when the body was identified. mistakes are always possible. i can only express my deepest sympathy with the family. now they have to cope with the exhumation and second burial. >> he does not have a clue. he lies morning, noon, and night. we are fed up with the allies. >> for the first time in years, the civic platform is the longer the strongest party. >> a mass grave would have been better. many of the dead were beyond recognition. a symbolic of what have been better. this is a very sensitive dispute for poland. it cannot be resolved discreetly. the politicians are using it for their purposes while the families suffer. >> some say one case may have been more painful than the others because the person in the wron
's office and the police union. whatever case may be, another young man here in san jose is dead. family and friends of the slain teenager washed cars to raise money for his funeral. 17-year-old daniel cap atillo was shot at his home near pacific avenue in a gang- related killing. >> i miss him so much. >> reporter: the murder is part of an overall increase in crime in the area. >> one homicide is too many. 43 is high. >> reporter: san jose mayor chuck reed says he doesn't know why the murder rate is up this year tying a 20 year high. >> we need to aggressively respond and our department does a great job of that. one of the best clearance rates of any police department in the country. and we'll bring the rate down again. >> reporter: he denied allegations from the police union that the rise in crime is as a result of pension reform measures pushed by the mayor. union officers say cutbacks, layoffs and the dismantling of the violent crimes enforcement team means officers are moving from call to call on shifts and cut down on pro-active policing. stops are down 100,000 since pension reform
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, a bombshell in the legal battle between the lawmakers in one state and their teachers' union. >>> plus, the woman best known for running "vogue" magazine now reportedly being considered as our ambassador toening land. >> i need 10 or 15 skirts. >> what kind of skirts? >> please bore someone else with your skirts. >> don't ask miranda anything. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. ♪ megyn: an early christmas gift for the young sons of two american heros. watch this. it happened at carollton elementary in virginia. two local military vets returning from overseas, both surprising their kids on the same day. >> mommy! [applause] >> give me a hug, man. [applause] i love you, man. >> i love you too. i missed you. megyn: that's so great. kindergartener malcolm wright reuniting with his dad over lunch after the boy overcame the shock of it, and the third grader clinging to mom. sh
for the markets and for consumers. just moments ago the los angeles mayor announcing that union and management have agreed to federal mediation, in a bid to end the strike at the ports of los angeles and long beach. that is according to a reuters report. the strike is entering its 8th daa the local clerk union for them fights for jobs they say are being threatened by technology in the future by the way. the protests are causing a near shutdown of the nation's two busiest ports and nearly one billion dollars a day in economic damage. joining us is christopher lytle, executive director of the port of long beach and give me reaction to the news that we're hearing that the mayor is talking about federal mediation right now? >> i think that is really good news. the obviously, the parties now for a long period of time haven't been able to reach a conclusion, a resolution to the problem. i think the addition of the federal mediator is a very, very wise step. melissa: you are in the man in the middle here. you're sort of the man in charge of the ports as you're watching these two sides battle against
and the police union and as you said another young man is dead. >>> family and friends of the slain teenager washed cars to rain money for the funeral. 17-year-old daniel capetillo was shot near his home on pacific avenue in an apparent gang-related killing. >> he was a good kid. i miss him so much. >> reporter: neighbors say the murder is part of an overall increase of crime in the area. >> we have had a lot of break- ins and robberies, homicide, things you don't normally see around this time of year. >> one homicide is too many and 43 is quite high. >> reporter: san jose mayor chuck reed says he doesn't know why the murder rate is so high tying a 20 year high. >> we need to respond and our department has one of the best clearance rates of any police department in the country. and we will bring the rate down again. >> reporter: he denied allegations from the police union that the rise in crime is a direct result of pension reform measures pushed by the mayor. union officers say cutbacks, layoffs and dismantling the a crime team means officers are moving from call to call during shifts and c
and hearing is scheduled for december 20th joovlt after 16 most tentative agreement reached between the union and port of oakland. port workers without a contract for nearly a year and a half now. details will be released on wednesday. we will of course pass them along. >>> let's go back to the weather coverage now. napa creek often overflows causing major flooding problems when it rinse like this weekend although not this time. perhaps not any more either thanks to the city flood protection plan. of wayne has the story. >>reporter: when high water come to napa people know the drill. >> flood warning come we pray a little bit. drill take everything out of the basement. everything off the bottom shelves. >>reporter: so what is wrong with this picture. sand bag or the need for them? >> well we would probably be standing in mud and big mess. >>reporter: as the water rose in napa last weekend plenty of residents expected another scene like 2005. when napa creek overflowed its banks. this time it didn't. thanks mostly to 35 million dollar federally funded bipass project by the army corp
to thank the san francisco bike coalition, walk sf, transform, the transit riders union, rescue muni and other advocates for their staunch support on ensuring all transit impacting developments, including large nonprofit profits pay this impact fee. with all that said i want to know that we also have currently in an eir the transit sustainability project which i am also cosponsoring with supervisor olague and mayor lee. we had a meeting last week, the mayor and i, with a number of nonprofits and transit advocates, and we all committed to each other that over the next year, we're going to work very closely together in a very collaborative and transparent way to enact psp, which will replace the tidf. and so i want to just reiterate to those folks who don't agree with me on this that i continue to be very committed to that. we intend to start convening meetings in january, and i look forward to that process. now, two quick things. first, we distributed technical amendments, which i believe are non-controversial, to the tidf before supervisor elsbernd offers his amendment. and i would a
starting at 1 eastern. on current tv. >>taking advantage of the strength of the coca grower union structure has allowed them to reduce coca beyond the cato for each family. er, in a peaceful negotiated way. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. i want the people who watch our show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as
than 10 years. >>> the port of oakland and union workers have reached a tentative contract agreement. two weeks ago more than 500 members of sciu local 1021 went on strike. both sides had been bargaining at the table for 60 months. details of the agreement will be released from the contract when it is voted on wednesday. >>> the highway patrolman is recovering after flipping his cruiser on 580 during the overnight chase. it happened near the road around 3:30 a.m. and the trooper swerved to avoid a big rig and hit an embankment rolling his patrol car. he wasn't seriously hurt. the suspect he was chasing was caught and arrested. >>> the weekend shooting of a young man brings san jose's murder rate to a 20-year high. police say 17-year-old daniel cappatillo died on friday night. the victim of the suspected gang killing, which marks san jose's 43rd murder of 2012. the last time the city had that many killings was in 1997. >>> closing in on the fiscal cliff, the latest offer and rejection in washington. strange new clues about the whereabouts of a missing millionaire from silicone valley.
from union square, the venue has been in existence since 2009 and since then, they've been operating it with a basement space of about 4500 square foot which consisted of two dance floors and a third floor which is about a thousand square feet which had a third dance floor, so two floors and three dance floors. musically, their format has been predominantly hip hop and top 40, once we take possession of the space, our plan is to close down for a period of likely a couple of months and what we plan to do is we do not plan to take over the third floor at all, that's going to be leased out to a clothing tailor, we're going to limit our operation tos the basement level with one dance floor, we're taking a space from two floors, three dance floors to one floor which is the basement with one dance floor. so, we're decreasing the size of the space, therefore, we're decreasing the occupancy load by about 50 patrons. we'll also musically, we'll be playing predominantly down tempo music, eclectic jazz, rock, remixes, driven by mostly dj's but also one to three piece bands. we'll be spending a
. >>> checking other bay area headlines now on this tuesday, the port of oakland and union workers have reached a tentative contract agreement. two weeks ago more than 500 members of the seiu local 1021 went on strike. both sides have been at the bargaining table for 16 months. details of the agreement will be released when the contract is voted on tomorrow. >>> the contra costa county fire protection district will hold a special meeting to consider a cost-cutting service reduction plan. among the actions being considered the closure of some fire stations. the district had to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority in the election last month call for a parcel tax to fund fire services. >>> capitol hill lawmakers now have just four weeks to agree on a budget solution and judging from the rhetoric on both sides, they are getting nowhere. here's susan mcginnis with more on today's scheduled talks and the latest proposal from republicans. >>> reporter: governors from six states are headed here to washington today to tell president obama their thoughts on the "fiscal cliff." the
numbers. the airports have been shut down and it is a clerical union strike. this is in its second week and the good news is that it is sending--the strike is costing a billion dollars a day. we're also watching the oil companies. this year to avoid the tax with the fiscal cliff. >> a warning from the centers for disease control this coming flu season could be a particularly bad one. if you have not got a flu shot, you might want to consider it. dr. randy bergen with kaiser in walnut creek says that the strain of the flu is also more polled net this year which is why everyone over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot. especially those most at risk. many people avoid the flu shot out of fear that it will give them the flu. not true says dr. bergen. >> according to the cdc's more than a third of americans have been vaccinated, and the vaccine formulated for this year is well matched to the strands of the virus seems so far. >> the alameda county sheriff's office says that it wants to use drones. this is video of the drones they are talking about. the sheriff's office unveiled them to the
name is susan wiesberg, i'm a volunteer counselor at the san francisco tenants union and i hear time after time reports from tenants of harassment by their land lords in an attempt to get them out mostly from low rent apartments. but i wanted to tell you one story that happened the other day that was so outrageous that it has kept me up at night. there was a young woman, a single mother of a school age child, a woman who was poor, very poor, but she's working, she's in school and she's paid her rent regularly. she's never missed a rent payment. first of all her landlord tried to evict her on trumped-up charges. she fought that eviction and won. this was followed by a month or so later an announcement from the landlord that they wanted her to leave so that they could sell the building to someone else. she refused that. they demanded that she give them the keys to the place so they could pass the keys on to any new owner, which they didn't have yet. then they told her that they were going to change the locks. when she said she would call the police if they changed the lock, the la
to minimize surface disruption on columbus avenue between union and powell streets. [speaker not understood] discussionses with north beach community groups including renew sf, washington square park, friends of washington square park, telegraph hill dwellers, joining the development of the final supplemental seisseir, from 2006 to 2008. during the environmental review period, presentationses were made. comments received, and incorporated into the final environmental document. now, since 2006, the project held 10 community meetings in north beach to inform residents, business owners and organizations of the proposed construction activities. during the project's ten-year planning and development process, other retrieval shaft options along stockton and columbus street right-of-way were evaluate and had presented to the public including the option of removing the tbm from the chinatown station site. the environmental process concluded in 2008 that constructing the retrieval shaft on columbus avenue would cause the least disruption to traffic and public access to locals and businesses. now, th
in belfast, after the city council voted to fly the british flag the union flag, over city hall, just 17 days a year. instead of every day. the violence sent two officers to the hospital. street people were arrested. people in northern ireland remain deeply divided between the unionists who want to remain part of the united kingdom, and those who want to become part of the republic of rirld rirlirela. the storm hitting southern island now. least 27 people are dead. tens of thousands in evacuations centers, more than 50,000. fears it could be devastating as the storm that killed more than 1200 people last year. >>> well, italy a painting by leonardo da vinci stolen decades ago has been returned. taken from naples back in 1940. it made its way to the black market and went through switzerland, germany, the united states before ending up in a museum in japan. the museum agreed to return it to italy after hammering out a joint custody agreement. >>> well, when we come back, the pictures that caught our attention. don't miss that. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and tr
between the district and the teachers' union in planning for the common core implementation. >> as contentious as our relationship has been, the one place that we totally agree is on how to figure out instructional delivery. >> reporter: but the good feeling between the union and the district breaks down when it comes to how students will be evaluated. beginning in 2014-15 school year a new assessment test will replace the current state test. the results could be shocking. >> the reality is we're actually going to see a drop-off. we're close to around 70% of students at proficient on the illinois test right now. predictions show that we may drop to somewhere in the teens. in terms of proficiency. that's chicago. but that's going to be a trend we're going to see across the country. the standards are that much more rigorous. >> reporter: the union is concerned that a dramatic drop in test scores could have a disastrous impact for teachers who will be evaluated on student performance. >> everyone will be judged and possibly very harshly. what we're really concerned about is tha
. 800 members of the clerical union who work at the ports of los angeles and long beach had been working without a contract for more than two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of most terminals. experts estimate the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day. and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> there's a tentative contract agreement between port of oakland and union workers. two weeks ago, more than 500 members of seiu local 1021 went on strike. they had been at the bargaining table for 16 months. details of the agreement will be released when the contract is voted on tomorrow. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the "fiscal cliff" after he rejected a counterproposal from congressional republicans. that plan promised to trim $2.2 trillion over the next 10 years and cuts from entitlements and billions in new tax revenues only from tax reform. and not in raising rates on the wealthy. and that's the sticking point. >> rates have to rise and the republ
to secede from the union. do you believe this number? i am deeply convinced it's mainly in the south. and by the way, another 19% say they aren't so sure about secession. are these people meatheads or what? 44% of the republican party either does or might go along with secession snp what do you want to bet these are the same people who say president obama is a muslim. just guessing. >>> he's outspoken tough, irremember vent, biting, funny, and very, very smart. he'll be insufferable now. barney frank entered congress at the start of the reagan revolution, he's leaving it as it begins to crumble. the man from m joins us. >>> finally, consider yourself warned, barack obama is a socialist leading the you don't communism. that's the latest from the sage of what silly, sarah palin. that's what she's still saying, and this is "hardball," the place for politics. and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. and don't get heartburn in the first place! if we want
neighborhood services and northeast credit union. we would not only provide some free assessments by certified access specialists that would come out here to the commercial corridors like irving, like noriega and taraval in our investment neighborhood strategies, they would offer these free assessments that would do the inspection and allow the small businesses to understand what all the challenges are. so, it begins with that assessment. and then with the monies that we do have, we wanted to follow-up with our sf shines programs and other programs that we have and offer a combination of grants and micro lending loan programs that are available to these businesses so they can make the corrections in an affordable way. this is our city's attempt, it is fully supported by the board of supervisors, and this program i think now has its ability to be launched and have -- really meet these access challenges in a pove
by an incident in union square. i want to take a moment and thank the san francisco police department for your input. if we pass legislation to require additional security requirements and plans. we pass legislation to give the entertainment commission more tools to shut down those handful of clubs that have often given a bad name to the rest of the industry. we passed legislation to pass for the first time a party registry. and we pass legislation to ensure a minimum level of security. all of that being said, the great news is today for that for whatever reason, in part because of good legislation and part because of good law enforcement and in part because of the good work that you all are doing, it is much improved. i know lager get woken up on sunday mornings by tv reporters asking me to comment on the latest shooting. we have an opportunity to ensure that san francisco has the greatest and most vibrant nightlife of any major city in the country. i want to thank my colleague scott wiener for helping to showcase the importance of the other nine to five economy. the impact of all that you do
to support life. it also came from the meeting of the geo physical union. >>> a fire district is reconsidering some of its protocols tonight after three firefighters were injured after responding to a traffic accident. they say precautions that were not taken yesterday might have prevented it. >> the fire engine is out of service for now. the accident happened during yesterday morning's rainstorm. firefighters responded to a minor car accident near the wilder road exit. the cars were on the shoulder and officials say the firefighters followed procedure for parking engines on freeways. >> we have a procedure that requires them to park at an angle to protect the scene >> fire officials say ideally they would have had a second engine blocking the lane a few hundred feet away for protection but with so many 911 calls the next closest engine responded to about emergency. >> we were extremely busy yesterday and didn't have two firefighters allocated to this particular emergency. if we had, the outcome may have been different. we're just not sure. >> a car clip the back of the diagon
with his tumor he looked past those concerns to the people he loved. at the 30th are -- are you union where i joined him and talked with a classmate about health and said he was going to do everything he could to get better because his sons needed to grow up with their father. even in these last difficult months him and abbey were determined to create has many family experiences as they could, so although milton isn't physically with us anymore he's still here with his friends and contributions he made to san francisco and every other community where he lived, and through abbey, nathan, theo and will, and the rest of his family whom he loved most of all. we loved milton and we miss him terribly but we will never forget him. thank you. [applause] >> milton never stopped advocating for what he believed that the kreakdz and maintenance of san francisco's forestry program was civic involvement and support and i think milton would appreciate that if we knock on supervisor's doors and do some advocacy since we're all here anyway. although milton didn't relish the work he had to do in th
against the syrian people. >>> aid workers from the united nations and the european union continue to provide humanitarian services even after u.n. cease-fire monitors withdrew from syria in august. now officials have decided to withdraw their remaining personnel. they say it's just too dangerous. >> the united nations and syria will pull out non-essential international personnel with immediate effect. >> nesirky said any u.n. personnel who stay behind will be restricted to the capital damascus. eu sources said their ambassador and two other diplomats would be recalled. they say about ten syrian employees will take over information gathering and liaison activities. reuters says eight u.n. staff members have been killed since the uprising began in march of last year. >>> the iranian military says it has captured a u.s. intelligence-gathering drone in its air space. but a spokesman for the u.s. navy's 5th fleet denies that claim. iran state-run television network aired footage showing what it says is the unmanned air craft. iran's revolutionary guard missiles say it captured the dron
settlement between port of oakland and union as oakland is getting extra business because of a port strike in long beach and los angeles. clerical workers on their eighth day of a strike. poverty workers in oakland set to vote on the proposed deal tomorrow. details not being released. the port and union workers have been bargaining for 16 months. >>> former commander of a contra costa narcotics task force is expected to plead guilty to drug charges. he will admit to five federal counts, conspiracy to sell marijuana and meth, theft, robbery and civil rights violations. he was caught in a federal sting operation in february of last year with the guilty plea he faces minimum of 10 years. >>> san francisco's supervisors are set to take a final vote this afternoon to amend the building code to reduce square footage requirement for residental units the microapartments would be 220 square feet, the measure initially passed after supervisor weiner it would be for new construction only. he also agreed to captain initial round of building permits at 375 microapartments. rents are expected to go for
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that we have now signed. so those labor rates will vary as the union agreements change over a four-year period. and we have allowed for that, but we negotiated with the contractor of a mixed overhead rate throughout for the whole four years, as a percentage on the labor. and all of the monthly equipment rental rates were fixed and anvil builders, in fact, sbe certified and also have a disadvantage of veteran's business, who actually will be supplying the design and the electrical connections. and they have an agreement with usa hoists to provide all of the equipments which is leased to the project. so the contract will, in fact, exceed the 80 percent sbe. and we agreed with the negotiation of 9.25, approximately a million under the next lowest bid. all of the three proposals were inside of the original estimate. so the staff is really quite comfortable to recommend that the board authorizes the contract for 9.2 million to anvil builders. are there any questions? >> i just have one quick question. and so, being that you had three applicants but two were not responsive, because they
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